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Bio Medical Admissions Test (BMAT)

What is BMAT?

The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is an admissions test for applicants to Medicine, Biomedical Science and Dentistry courses at certain universities. Itis a two hour pen and paper aptitude test.

As well as being an entry requirement, BMAT gives you the chance to stand out from the crowd and show your potential to succeed on a demanding science-based university course.

It does not require a lot of extra study as it is a test of skills and knowledge that learners are expected to already have.

Many Universities in United Kingdom, Spain, Asia and Netherlands accept BMAT as a viable exam for applications to Medicine and Dentistry too!

Eligibility and Registration for BMAT

For BMAT September, you must register yourself online for the test when registration is open. However, for BMAT October, your school/college/test centre needs to register you for the test when registration is open.

If you are currently attending school or college, you can normally take the test at your school. If your school is not registered as a centre, they can apply to become a test centre– even if you are the only person taking a test.

If you are not attending school or college, you may be able to take the test at your old school – check with the Exams Officer. If this is not possible, you will need to find an authorised test centre where you can take the test.

Importance of BMAT

The Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is required by universities across the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Thailand and Malaysia for entry into a medicine, or dentistry programme.

It is a 2 hour paper based test that is offered once a year in early November, Early September or March for University of Leiden applicants.

Test Pattern of BMAT

The BMAT assesses a combination of aptitude and knowledge testing a broad range of skills across three sections:

BMAT Section 1 : Aptitude and Skills

BMAT Section 2 : Scientific Knowledge and Applications

BMAT Section 3 : Written Communication

BMAT Section What does it test? Question format Timing
Section 1

Generic skills in problem solving, understanding arguments, and data analysis and inference.

35 multiple-choice questions

60 minutes/p>

Section 2

The ability to apply scientific knowledge typically covered in school Science and Mathematics by the age of 16 (for example, GCSE in the UK and IGCSE internationally).

27 multiple-choice questions

30 minutes

Section 3

The ability to select, develop and organise ideas, and to communicate them in writing, concisely and effectively.

One writing task from a choice of three questions

30 minutes

Tips to crack BMAT

Some of the tips to crack BMAT are:

Solve Practice Papers : It is essential to practice a lot of papers, especially under timed conditions.

Review the overview of the scientific and mathematical knowledge of Section 2.

Make yourself familiar with the test format, by reading through the test specification.

Revise your knowledge constantly, with respect to your area of specialisation!

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